Crater Lake National Park Sights

For most visitors, the star attractions of Crater Lake are the lake itself and the breathtakingly situated Crater Lake Lodge. Other park highlights include the natural, unspoiled beauty of the forest and the geological marvels that you can access along the Rim Drive.

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Boat Tours

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The most extensively used guided tours in Crater Lake are on the water, aboard launches that carry 37 passengers on a two-hour tour accompanied...

Cloudcap Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The highest road-access overlook on the Crater Lake rim, Cloudcap has a westward view across the lake to Wizard Island and an eastward...

Crater Lake Lodge

  • House/Mansion/Villa

First built in 1915, this classic log-and-stone structure still boasts the original lodgepole-pine pillars, beams, and stone fireplaces.

Discovery Point

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

This overlook marks the spot at which prospectors first spied the lake in 1853. Wizard Island is just northeast, close to shore. ...

Godfrey Glen Trail

  • Restaurant–Sight

Located in a small canyon abuzz with songbirds, squirrels, and chipmunks, this picnic area has a south-facing, protected location. The...

Junior Ranger Program

  • Tour–Sight

Kids ages 6–12 learn about Crater Lake while earning either a Junior Ranger patch or badge in daily sessions during summer months at...

Mazama Village

  • Information Center

In summer a campground, motor inn, amphitheater, gas station, post office, and small store are open here. No gasoline is available in...

Phantom Ship Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

From this point you can get a close look at Phantom Ship, a rock formation that resembles a schooner with furled masts and looks ghostly...

Pinnacles Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Ascending from the banks of Sand and Wheeler creeks, unearthly spires of eroded ash resemble the peaks of fairy-tale castles. Once upon...

Rim Drive

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

Take this 33-mile scenic loop for views of the lake and its cliffs from every conceivable angle. The drive alone is at least two hours...

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